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Old 09-13-2010, 03:31 AM   #1
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Anyone tried making a WiFi connection on their Kindle 3 with a mobile hotspot - such as offered on some cell phones and/or on one of the so-called MiFi devices?

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[QUOTE=goggin;1107329]Anyone tried making a WiFi connection on their Kindle 3 with a mobile hotspot - such as offered on some cell phones and/or on one of the so-called MiFi devices?

I bought a MiFi 2352 with a prepaid card for my iPad( wifi only); it also is able to connect with the Kindle without any trouble at all.
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Old 09-13-2010, 06:48 AM   #3
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The Kindle doesn't do adhoc mode WiFi so if the phone does that then it won't work. The MiFi should be fine as generally they all act like a proper access point.
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I bought a MiFi 2352 with a prepaid card for my iPad( wifi only); it also is able to connect with the Kindle without any trouble at all.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:57 AM   #5
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The Kindle doesn't do adhoc mode WiFi so if the phone does that then it won't work. The MiFi should be fine as generally they all act like a proper access point.
I've heard that. I was wondering if anyone has actually tried it, though. Sometimes things turn out different than expected.
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I've heard that. I was wondering if anyone has actually tried it, though. Sometimes things turn out different than expected.
Yup. People have tried and the Kindle doesn't see ad hoc WiFi networks at all. Infrastructure or nothing I'm afraid.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:29 AM   #7
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I just tried it with my cell phone (which my laptop can connect to) but it didn't work. I though it would but it didn't. I guess AT&T wants to keep me on *it's* 3G network and not someone else's.
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I've heard that. I was wondering if anyone has actually tried it, though. Sometimes things turn out different than expected.
A friend of mine here in the UK has a "3" MiFi thingie. The Kindle connects to that absolutely fine.
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:43 AM   #9
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Thanks to Tiersten, daffy4u, HarryT, and desertblues....that's the info I was looking for

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Scratch my original reply, I just tired it again and my K3 is using the wifi from my PalmPre. I didn't do anything differently but it's working.
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Scratch my original reply, I just tired it again and my K3 is using the wifi from my PalmPre. I didn't do anything differently but it's working.
Yeah. The Mobile Hotspot app on a Palm Pre creates a proper infrastructure network and not adhoc.
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Yeah. The Mobile Hotspot app on a Palm Pre creates a proper infrastructure network and not adhoc.
It's weird that it didn't work the first time. So for goggin a phone with Mobile Hotspot capability will work.
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It's weird that it didn't work the first time.
Not sure. I think there might be something weird about registering a new WiFi network on the Kindle. When my brother came around with his Kindle, it took me 3 attempts to get the key entered and I'm certain I got it right each time. I've seen other people mention that it sometimes takes a few attempts. Once it has been entered, it seems to be rock solid though.
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Not sure. I think there might be something weird about registering a new WiFi network on the Kindle. When my brother came around with his Kindle, it took me 3 attempts to get the key entered and I'm certain I got it right each time. I've seen other people mention that it sometimes takes a few attempts. Once it has been entered, it seems to be rock solid though.
My Kindle saw the MIFI right away after I told it to forget the one from my router.
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My Kindle saw the MIFI right away after I told it to forget the one from my router.
Mine saw both my router and my Pre. I went through the whole routine of typing in my password but it would not connect to the Pre. I canceled out and went back to the router wifi. I did some other stuff then decided I would try to set it up manually but after adding my password the second time, it connected to the Pre just fine. I tested it by going to the Kindle store and all was well.
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